Professor Jenny Phillimore talks to Ruth Forecast and Sharon Baker of Malvern Welcomes about the challenges for refugees and volunteers in the time of Covid-19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TpWVI8emb4 To find out more on IRiS Community Sponsorship research: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/superdiversity-institute/community-sponsorship-evaluation/index.aspx
In early 2020 the University of Birmingham ran a photo competition for all volunteers and refugees involved in Community Sponsorship in the UK. A number of entries were received, with a winner announced for each group. This online exhibition is a showcase of all of the photos that were entered into the competition. Volunteer group... Continue Reading →
In this episode of Conversations with Iris, Dawn River, academic at the Institute of Research into Superdiversity talks to Dr Rubina Jasani, Programme Director for Global Health at The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute in Manchester (https://www.hcri.manchester.ac.uk/). As an anthropologist, Rubina has been interested in exploring people’s lived experience of violence, displacement and identities; gender... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/x4ndXtrSMyI Melash Zeleke is originally from Ethiopia, not sighted asylum seeker currently living in a reception centre in Rome, Italy. He tells Natasha Nicholls and Annavittoria Sarli (IRiS) about his story and his life in Rome before and after the lockdown. This conversation took place on Thursday 7th May 2020. On 4th May, after a... Continue Reading →
In this episode of Conversations with Iris, Lyndsey Stonebridge, professor of Humanities and Human Rights at the University of Birmingham, talks to Daniel Trilling, former editor of the New Humanist, journalist and author of Lights in the Distance. Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe (2018) and Bloody Nasty People. The Rise of Britain's... Continue Reading →
This is the recording of a conversation between Espoir Njei and Dawn River. The conversation took place on Tuesday 28th April 2020 - approx. one month into lockdown. Espoir and Dawn built a friendship through their shared commitment to supporting LGBTIQ migrants fleeing persecution. Espoir is a lesbian asylum seeker from the Cameroon currently in... Continue Reading →
We are delighted to host Dr Victoria Canning (University of Bristol) for the opening talk in this term's IRiS Seminar Series exploring different dimensions and manifestations of hostile environment for refugees and migrants (see the full programme for this term) Victoria is senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Bristol. She has spent more... Continue Reading →
Great example of participatory project from Nando Sigona, Rachel Humphris and colleagues at the UCL Institute of Education and University of Oxford. Check out Becoming Adult blog for finding out more about research outputs and other project related initiatives.
Three years of conversations, encounters, laughs and sharing in many different places, ignoring borders every time it was possible to do so. The photos, words, and short clips that make this video all came together through the musical magic of the Piccola Orchestra di Tor Pignattara and the video editing eagerness of our colleague Jenny Allsopp. Check our resources to find out more about our project and findings.
Nando Sigona offers his views on Cameron's u-turn on refugee children from within the EU on BBC News. In brief, Nando argues that it is a welcome development, particularly because it is the first time in the current refugee crisis the UK government is accepting refugees already in the EU. However, the details of the... Continue Reading →